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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,242 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,242
Reviews: 1,594
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 167
Gots: 554 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with 7 varieties of malt (varies over the years).
50 IBU

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-03-2003)
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guytyping

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-11-2012 04:39:12 | More by guytyping
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CWhite

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +23.8%

01-10-2012 17:13:41 | More by CWhite
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homebrewer88

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-10-2012 16:41:56 | More by homebrewer88
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rogueleonardi

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours with a dark red/garnet color with a tan bubbly head. The head has good staying power and laces well. I love the color of this beer...

Smell: Lots of malt, lots of hops, and a faint tropical fruit aroma. I'm surprised to find no peat-smoked aroma here...

Taste: There's a lot of hops in this brew, so they didn't exactly conform to style guidelines. The hop flavor is aggressive. This is rough, but in a great way. Lots of flavor and complexity in this brew. Tropical fruits...burnt fruit...sugar sweetness...tons of malt...tons of hops... Ends with a huge wave of alcohol that overwhelms the other flavors fighting for attention.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thick You can really taste and feel the alcohol towards the end. Very nice...

Drinkability: Good for an 8.3%abv brew. Very warming and relaxing.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2012 16:00:33 | More by rogueleonardi
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

01-10-2012 08:06:08 | More by ygtbsm94
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discreplayboss

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.8%

01-10-2012 00:15:43 | More by discreplayboss
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- dark brown/ruby w/ very thin brownish/white head

S- sweet malts, caramel, toffe, touch of dark fruit and a Wiff of smoke/peat

T- awesome! Brown sugar caramel, toffe, peat and scotch characters finishes with a touch of sweetness and alcohol!!! I love it!

M- light carbonation on a big/medium body, silky mouthfeel, almost syrupy but not quiet, a great drinking scotch ale

O- one of my fav scotch ales, an awesome overall brew that's perfect for making a little inner warmth on a cold night, perfect to sip and enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 00:11:52 | More by PeterIngemi
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A deep ruby brown with small tan head leaves lace, Dirty Bastard improves tremendously after it breathes and warms. Worth the wait and the drinkability is vastly improved.

Dark caramel brown sugar roasted barley and alcohol aromas. More complex aromatics rise with the temperature. Maple and roasted grain with some earthy peat flavor mellowed by dark sweet (never cloying) caramel.

Mouthfeel was creamy with full body and modest carbonation withdrew had a slick feel. Whiskey soaked plums and butterscotch and lingering caramel malt flavors in finish. Little going on with hops.

Not really my style but it was quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 23:15:56 | More by ExtraStout
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PaulMc

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1%

01-09-2012 22:56:44 | More by PaulMc
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -25.7%

01-09-2012 15:09:45 | More by drummermattie02
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Big stuff before the night ends, I hope.

Some brown-red hues to this dark mess. Nearly opaque. A hard pour yielded a humble head that faded fast. Soapy bubbles sit atop the surface. Sliding the glass around shows wannabe sticky lacing.

Big smell. Here goes my description: heaps of milky caramel, smokiness, apple skins, hard candy, turpentine.

Huge flavors of sweet caramel, sweet bread malts with a nice toast, red apple, alcohol, and a tinge of bloody steak. The smokiness is still here, offset by a subtle floral hop. This is a fully-realized Scotch Ale of massive proportions. Done right.

Not entirely full-bodied. The ABV is not shadowed perfectly. But, the carbonation is quiet enough to let the great body fill this one out.

Not as good as Backwoods, but this is the base, right? Great beer. Filling and heady in the best way. Get one!

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 05:20:22 | More by thecheapies
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michiganbeerman3

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-09-2012 03:29:10 | More by michiganbeerman3
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cfh64

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

01-08-2012 18:23:16 | More by cfh64
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EmmetD

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

01-08-2012 16:28:43 | More by EmmetD
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throwback

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

01-08-2012 16:04:49 | More by throwback
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thatdavegy

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

01-08-2012 15:17:16 | More by thatdavegy
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Treebs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle served in a shaker pint at Buffalo Wild Wings.

A: Pours a dark brown with a ruby tinted edges. A thin tan head forms on the pour and leaves some soapy lace down the glass.

S: The nose is mainly all malts, a touch of smokiness and a very faint hop presence at the backend.

T: Rich caramel and bready malts are the major players in the taste. There is a touch of peat and a very light smoke as well.

M: Full bodied beer with ample carbonation. There is a slight peaty finish to this that lingers around.

O: Very easy drinking and a solid scotch ale. The variety of malts used really give this beer different layers of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 15:11:34 | More by Treebs
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WuAnquo1

Michigan

5/5  rDev +23.8%

01-07-2012 18:13:21 | More by WuAnquo1
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schoun

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

01-07-2012 14:42:06 | More by schoun
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campfirebrew

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

01-07-2012 13:58:03 | More by campfirebrew
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VAcrossr

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

01-07-2012 01:11:18 | More by VAcrossr
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

single finger head on a brown and light amber cloudy body. Lots of lacing.Not much head retention. Aroma is a mix of caramel, cocoa, dark fruit and booze. Flavor is more of the same, with caramel and cocoa initially and a nice musty dark fruit finish. Medium to full body and moderate carbonation. Very flavorful scotch ale. One of my least favorite genres but this one is actually pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 22:40:14 | More by kylehay2004
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Daniel9913

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

01-05-2012 21:37:40 | More by Daniel9913
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vitters03

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-05-2012 21:16:15 | More by vitters03
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darkmoon66

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

01-05-2012 05:23:53 | More by darkmoon66
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,242 ratings.